Offering of Thanks

If you want to focus on thanksgiving in the month of November, here’s a fun little activity for you. Based on a tradition that my family has done for decades (see the cute little booklet my mom sent me), each day establishes a “thankfulness price” based on an item or an activity. Assess yourself each […]


See the EXACT place Jesus was born

Many years ago, I had the opportunity to tour Israel.  Twice, in fact.  It’s a powerful visual aide to have seen many of the places I’ve read about in my Bible.  On both trips, we visited the town of Bethlehem.  I want to share some photos I took on those trips. Of course, the town of Bethlehem is […]


Build your PLAN for spiritual growth

Perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “Fail to plan. Plan to fail.”  This is a common saying in many professional situations.  But what about our spiritual lives?  Do you have a plan?  This is a question with eternal ramifications. I’ve been working on a plan for lifelong discipleship.  It’s something I’ve been thinking about for decades. I’ve built models, […]